Review || AudioFarm 2018

We were lucky enough to go to AudioFarm at the end of August. I’ll be honest, and it wasn’t a festival I had considered before. Then friends were taking their photobooth, which meant my boyfriend was going, and a couple of other friends mentioned they’d been and it was lovely, so we decided to squeeze in one last festival of the summer.

AudioFarm are a not-for-profit organisation, giving all profits to the Green Paw Project. This year’s festival was set in the grounds of Hopton Court, and oh was it a beautiful setting. We arrived on the Wednesday {as we were there with tradrs] and it was really exciting to see the festival pop up around us. The kids were fascinated with seeing things still being built and put together on the Thursday {plus having an almost empty festival site to run around before everyone arrived!}

The Festival itself was so much fun, it’s pretty small with only 1500 tickets sold, and the site is small too – that’s the kind of festival I’ve found works really well for us as a family, as the kiddos then have the freedom to run around as they please, instead of having to stay with me the whole time.

There was a kids area, with some fun activities for the kids to take part in, Baya especially loved the slackline! The healing space was a lovely place to sit and chill out in, there was yoga classes to join in on, and a beautiful lake to sit and gaze at.

We spent most of our time in the main field, as we set up base by our friends’ photobooth and shop. The girls loved helping them out, and kiki set up her eco-glitter stall {she was pretty pleased to make a few ££ while we were there}. It was a great place to be based all day, as we got to listen to the music on the main stage, and see the entertainment such as fire dancers and hula hooping.

We had the Saturday night ‘off’ as Natty didn’t have to work, so once the kiddos were safely in the tent, we got to have a little time to wander and explore. WHich mainly meant eating pancakes and sitting by the fire.

We also popped to The Nest stage to watch Lucid/Someperson which was great, though Mr Beastie fell asleep halfway through their set!

It was a fabulous weekend, the kiddos all had a blast, so did I, and the sun even came out and shone for us! It was such a peaceful feeling festival, while obviously lots of people are there to party, it never felt unsafe to have the kiddos there. It was a long six days, and we were exhausted by the time we got back home, but we made some wonderful memories and saw out the summer in style.

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